Sometimesdo ac motors need specific controllers for themselves, or are they picky with which controller you couple them to?
It is unlikely that a compressor has a "controller" more than a contactor or maybe a starter. And yes, if it a 3 phase induction motor, you could buy an industrial controller for it. And could you use it in an EV? Maybe. My bet is it would be a daunting task for you, but possible.if i buy this motor, is there any way i can buy a controller for it( assuming the old one is no good) and use it in an electric vehicle?
Overall, this sounds like an unwise choice even if it is free